The 2022-2023 Illinois Medieval Association Symposium will focus on medieval environments, with the term environment being liberally defined. We are now accepting proposals for 20-minute presentations for our February 17 session. Although we will consider proposals on any aspect of medieval studies, priority will be given to those dealing with medieval environments.
Call for Papers
“Race and Environmental Justice in the Era of COVID-19:
Rethinking ‘Social Distancing’”
Organized by Tatiana Konrad, Savannah Schaufler, and Chantelle Mitchell
July 13-15, 2023
Abstract Submission Deadline:
January 15, 2023
Online via Zoom
Department of English
Central University of Rajasthan
in association with
Indian Disability Studies Collective
invites papers for
IDSC INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2023
on the theme
Disability and the Everyday: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
In his travelogue Filibusters in Barbary(1932), the modernist painter and writer Wyndham Lewis evoked the fantasy of being ‘thoroughly unanchored’ from London, from controversy, from recognizability: from his life as he lived it at the time, in effect. The fantasy compels not only because it’s a typically contrarian move made by an unapologetic contrarian, but also because it invites reflection on the very Lewisian problem of autonomy itself.
“Politics is commonly viewed as the practice of power or the embodiment of collective wills and interests and the enactment of collective ideas.”
“The syntagma ‘politics of literature’ means that literature ‘does’ politics as literature…”
-Jacques Rancière, “The Politics of Literature” (2010)
Dr. Long T. Bui, Associate Professor of Global and International Studies, the University of California at Irvine
Dr. Patricia Pelley, Associate Professor of History, Texas Tech University
Dr. Cathy J. Schlund-Vials, Professor of English and Asian American Studies, the University of Texas at Austin
Special Guest Speaker
Ms. Callie Wright, Education Director, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
Overwhelming Nature: Confronting Catastrophe and the Sublime in the Arts and Humanities
Mahindra Humanities Center Graduate Student Conference
Harvard University | 25–26 March 2023
Conference Coordinators: Elaine Chen & Therese Shire
The present conference seeks scholarly contributions across disciplinary and national borders that explore accounts of the experience of facing natural catastrophes. The conference will consider the potential and limits of understanding catastrophic experiences through the concept of sublimity.
The eighteenth annual conference of the British Society for Literature and Science will be held at Edinburgh Napier University, Thursday 13 April - Saturday 15 April 2023.
Confirmed keynote speakers: Professor Laurence Talairach (University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès) andProfessor John Holmes (Birmingham).
Panel proposed at the 2023 ASLE + AESS Conference: “Reclaiming the Commons”
July 9-12, 2023 in Portland, Oregon
Intra-African Migration and Kinship Structures: Reframing Afropolitanism
Afropolitanism has generated a great deal of debate and discussion, and many panels on Afropolitanism have been organized at African Literature Association conferences since the first such a panel in 2015. These discussions often point out how Afropolitan concepts can question national and geographical affiliations and dislodge fixed ideas of belonging in the contemporary world. Too often the scholarship focuses on Africans’ connections to the West, a focus that has provoked significant controversies and disagreements.
Call for Papers – CLOSURE: Kiel University e-Journal for Comics Studies #10
Thematic Section: »Ocean Comics«
At the end of autumn in 2023, the e-journal CLOSURE once again offers a forum for all facets of comic research. From cultural, visual and media studies to social or natural sciences and beyond: our ninth issue of CLOSURE embraces (supports, publishes) essays and reviews that deal with the ›state of the comic‹. Whether detailed analysis, comic theory or innovative new approaches – our open section welcomes a diverse range of interdisciplinary studies of all things ›comics‹.
THEMATIC SECTION: OCEAN COMICS
Call for Papers: Black Popular Culture
PCA 2023 National Conference, PCA Annual Conference
April 5-8/San Antonio, TX
We would like to invite researchers to submit their abstracts to the Political Performances Working Group at the 2023 IFTR conference, which will take place in Accra, Ghana, 24 to 28 July 2023.
In line with the established practice of the Political Performances Working Group @ IFTR, we have identified three loose strands that reflect the recent work of scholars in the wider field of political performances, but also align with the 2023 conference theme:
The Stories We Tell: Myths, Myth Making and Performance
The Political Performances Working Group therefore invites proposals for papers on the following topics:
Join the Collective
Call for Participation
Call for Papers: Stephen Crane Society, ALA 2023
The Stephen Crane Society will sponsor two sessions at the American Literature Association Conference at the Westin Copley Place in Boston on May 25-28, 2023.
All topics are welcome. Here, for example, are a few suggestions:
Enclosing the Commons:
Resistance and Rebellion in Late Medieval and Early Modern England
ASLE/AESS 2023 Call for Papers - Sponsored by the Oecologies Research Group
Between 1066 and the nineteenth century, the practice of enclosure transformed the economy and ecology of England, as lands traditionally held in common were, through a variety of processes both formal and informal, transformed into private property. Implicated in the development of capitalism and the Agricultural Revolution, the enclosure movement has had a profound influence on how land use is conceptualized and practiced in the modern world.
An Uncommon Exclusion: Human/More-than-Human Alliance in the Medieval and Early Modern Imaginations
Proposed session for ASLE/AESS, July 9-12, 2023 in Portland, Oregon
Sponsored by the Oecologies Research Group
“Bright and Beautiful and Alive”: Willa Cather’s New York Intersections
18th International Cather Seminar June 21-23, 2023 The New School | New York, NY
Despite her dominant association with the Great Plains, Willa Cather lived most of her life in New York City (1906-1947), first in Greenwich Village and later, after she had risen to the top of the literary profession, on Park Avenue on the upper east side. Though Cather only occasionally wrote about the city, it was her home for nearly forty years and a key element of her personal and professional life.
In the aftermath of the spatial turn in literary studies, we look for fresh approaches to Jamesian spaces, material and metaphorical, real and imaginary. James’s texts have explicit spatial dimensions. Whether as settings aesthetically conceived or as sites of cultural, social, and political signification, spaces in James constitute means of thematic as well as formal exploration and even experimentation. From the Roman Colosseum to the “house of fiction” and from the “chamber of consciousness” to the “jolly corner” and the “amazing hotel-world,” James’s literary geography emphatically asserts the dynamic relations between space, subjectivity, and text.
Panel Title: A is for Abortion: Reading Hawthorne’s Political Relevance Today
2023 Acacia Group Annual Academic Conference
California State University, Fullerton
Friday March 10th and Saturday March 11th
“To be free comes not from changing or fixing this world, but from seeing this world as it is and opening the heart in the midst of it.” J. Krishnamurti
Woman Scream Festival aspart of the institutions that collaborate with the initiatives of Action Coalitions for Generation Equality by UN Women, opens its second international call for submission for female poetry. The Woman Scream (Grito de Mujer®) cause celebrates its 13th anniversary of creation since 2011, for this reason, we will be creating a special poetry anthology under the theme “Mother of the Earth”. A compilation of poetry in tribute to farmland women and their rights and an homage to the hundreds of women activists who have raised their voices, suffered abuse or lost their lives standing up for environmental rights.
Joint Annual Conference of SFRA and GfF
TU Dresden, Germany, August 15-19, 2023
The John Dos Passos Society invites proposals for one or two open-topic panels at the American Literature Association conference, to be held in Boston on May 25-28, 2023.
As such, we invite proposals for papers on any aspect of Dos Passos’s life or work.
For consideration, please submit a 300-word abstract and a brief bio in Word or PDF format to email@example.com by January 27, 2023. Be sure to also note any A/V requirements.
Utpictura18. Special issue on Shakespeare
Coordination of the volume by:
Jean-Louis Claret, Aix-Marseille Université, LERMA
Jean-Jacques Chardin, Université de Strasbourg.
Anne-Valérie Dulac, Sorbonne Université, VALE
Estelle Rivier-Arnaud, Université Grenoble-Alpes, ILCEA4
Call for chapter proposals
The Routledge Handbook of Language Learning in the New Global Context
Edited by Chris Shei and Der-lin Chao
6th Annual Comics Studies Society Conference • July 27-29, 2023 • University of North Texas Gateway Center • Denton, TX
CFP: COMICS ON THE MARGINS